The Rev. Loren Lasch, Elizabeth Hanson and Thomas Greneker explain the Happening experience. Musical accompaniment by Sparky Greneker.
Happening #90 will meet January 25-27, 2013 at Honey Creek!.
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Happening shows how Christianity can keep pace with the many changes in our lives and our world. Happeners are encouraged to make their renewed faith a part of their everyday lives.
Two weekends are held each year at the Diocese of Georgia Episcopal Camp and Conference Center, Honey Creek in Waverly, Georgia. A steering committee made up of youth and adults from each convocation meets two times a year to select the staff for the upcoming Happening. There are Happening reunion groups led by volunteer adults and youth in some communities across the diocese. The program is under the direction of the Right Rev’d Scott Benhase, Episcopal Bishop of Georgia and the Canon for Youth and Young Adult Ministries. Jody Grant (706-738-5774) serves as the volunteer Lay Coordinator of the Happening program.
“Best time of my life…”
During a Happening weekend, we worship, play, sing, and talk about God’s place in our lives. We make new friends who share similar concerns and questions – a reassuring discovery. A teen who acts as “rector” leads the weekend with the help of a staff consisting mostly of youth. Some staff members give challenging talks, after which there’s time for discussion and activity. Together, the staff and participants share in an exploration of the impact of Christian faith in our daily lives.
“Lasts a lifetime…”
A Happening experience is just a beginning. The idea is to get closer to God during the weekend and then to continue growing in the Christian way of life. Happeners are encouraged to participate fully in the life of their local congregation.
How Can I Attend?
Happeners who attend a weekend for their first time are called “Candidates.”
To be a Candidate, one must:
- Have completed the 9th grade and have not begun college.
- Fill out the application (hard copy or online, including all signatures).
- Send the application to:
Important! The balance of the fee is due upon arrival at Happening!